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Unpinch Your Pain: Understanding and Treating Pinched Nerves

Are you experiencing sharp, shooting pain or numbness in your arms, legs, or back? You may be suffering from a pinched nerve, a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. Whether you're an athlete, office worker, or someone who just wants to enjoy their daily activities without discomfort, a pinched nerve can significantly impact your quality of life. But don't worry, relief is possible. In this article, we'll explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for pinched nerves, so you can get back to feeling your best.

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How Do Nerves Pinch?

Pinched nerves occur when there is too much pressure applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues like bones, muscles, or tendons. If left untreated, pinched nerves can lead to chronic pain and even permanent nerve damage.

  • Herniated or bulging discs: When the soft material inside a spinal disc protrudes outward and puts pressure on a nerve root, it can cause pain and other symptoms.

  • Poor posture: Slouching or maintaining an awkward position for an extended period can cause the muscles and ligaments in the neck and back to become strained, leading to pinched nerves.

  • Repetitive motions: Repeating the same motion over and over, such as typing or playing a musical instrument, can lead to inflammation and swelling that can cause a pinched nerve.

  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can both cause pinched nerves by creating bone spurs or inflammation that compresses the nerves.

  • Injuries: Injuries like dislocations, fractures, and sprains can cause pinched nerves by putting pressure on nerves directly or indirectly.

Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments available to alleviate pinched nerve symptoms and address the underlying cause of the condition.

man with pinched nerve or back pain mowing the grass

Potential Treatment Options

Dr. Madison offers personalized assessments to determine the best treatment options for your pinched nerves. Our state-of-the-art chiropractic clinic provides a range of advanced therapies and techniques to target the root cause of your discomfort, including expert adjustments and innovative treatments. Check out some examples below to learn more about how we can help you find relief from pinched nerves.

ProAdjuster 360 Chiropractic Machine

ProAdjuster 360

Advanced technology used for adjusting, can provide pinpoint and gentle relief in and around the area of the pinched nerve.

Dr Madison performing an adjustment

Manual Adjustment & Flexion

Traditional adjustment will be used where able to provide relief, while the flexion can open the spine allowing the pressure to be taken off of the pinched nerve.

hot pack in the top and cold pack on the bottom

Hot/Cold Therapy

Hot and cold packs are frequently used with other techniques to provide more targeted relief of the pinched nerve.

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